The Right Time

Things happen when they’re supposed to happen.

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(5) Anonymous, July 16, 2014 1:55 PM

Mazal Tov!!

Saying B'Shaa Tova for a pregnancy, is something that has just evolved. There is nothing wrong with saying Mazel Tov. Mazal Tov does not mean "Congratulations," though it has come to mean that. It means very simply,' good luck," and some people need 'good luck' if they have difficult pregnancies, or if it took a long time for the woman to become pregnant. The only reason, I say B'Shaah Tova, when I hear of a pregnancy, is because people have deemed 'mazel tov' to mean 'congratualtions,' or even 'finally'. However, when used in the right way Mazel Tov means what it should mean: good luck, and we can all use some of that.

Anonymous, July 20, 2014 5:22 AM

Definition of Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov is commonly mis-translated to mean 'good luck'. Jews do not believe in 'luck' or 'chance'. Mazel comes from the word, neyzal, flow. We wish to have good flow. Mazel or as non-Jews call it 'horoscopes' have been prepared for us at the beginning of the world. Since we are Jews who know in our heart of hearts that Hashem runs the world, we are able to rise above our pre-determined mazel and establish a new din (judgement) by davening to Him and working on ourselves each and every day.

(4) Anonymous, July 16, 2014 12:50 AM

The graphics and the music were distracting.

Lori is great just the way she was, simply delivering her message without "jazzing" it up with extraneous material

(3) Gail, July 15, 2014 5:52 AM

B'shert? B'shah Tovah? Same?

Just wondering if b'shert comes from the same b'shah tovah? Sounds similar in meaning as well.

Sidney, July 15, 2014 3:43 PM

Not a Cognate

Besha`ah Tovah is Hebrew literally for "in a good hour".

Bashert/beshert is Yiddish and is probably a cognate of the German Bescheren which means "grant". Thus destined and granted are similar.

(2) Anonymous, July 15, 2014 4:38 AM

I relate to the use of this phrase.

I am grateful to be blessed with children, but my last pregnancy resulted in a loss. Now 2 years later I have not yet been blessed with another pregnancy. Though I am happy for others by nature, I struggle with my emotions when I see newborns. I've worked to train myself to think B'Shaa Tova when I feel that longing. I hope that all those waiting for children should be Zocheh to be blessed with healthy, happy children B'shaa Tova

(1) April Sharrock, July 15, 2014 4:20 AM

That was very pleasant! I love to see your videos and remain engaged without the music and the extras, but that was very nice!! Thank you for taking time to teach us. I learned something new!

 

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